The Shembe religion is a combination of Zulu culture and Christianity that has been based on the Old Testament of the Bible. Most members of the Shembe Church are Zulu and their church is located on a sacred site called Ekuphakameni, which means ‘Place of Spiritual Upliftment’, named by the founder of the Shembe Church, Isaiah Shembe. He was also the first to complete the Shembe Pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain, as he was summoned to the mountain by God in 1916. It is said God spoke to Isaiah Shembe, as he did with Moses at Mount Sinai. The Shembe religion has grown in many different regions throughout Kwa-Zulu Natal and some in Gauteng.
This ongoing project is based in the area of Verulam which is in the North coast of Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal province in South Africa and Johannesburg, Gauteng Province in South Africa.